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Pair Plateau Parfleche Packets

US$11,500per item

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Matched pair of Plateau parfleche packets with diamonds and stylized flowers and brain tanned ties. Difficult to find a pair. Very nice, rare design. The term parfleche was first coined by the French fur traders and derived from the French word “parer” meaning defend and “fleche” meaning arrows, as the hide was tough enough to be used as a shield and deflect an arrow. The original containers had graphics that were maps, geographical depictions such as rivers and mountains, or symbols that told the family’s stories. Once the parfleche left the family, the story was lost and the parfleche became Native American art rather than a meaningful storyteller. Period: Last quarter 19th century Origin: Plateau Size: 11" x 23".

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Style
    Native American (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Reference Number
    Seller: AE0804_MW1stDibs: LU4019321738862

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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